NEW YORK, NY.- PARKLAND is the heart-stopping and powerful true story, never before told, of the people behind the scenes of one of the most scrutinised moments in history. Written and directed by Peter Landesman, PARKLAND recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
PARKLAND weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFKs security team, witnesses to both the Presidents death and Vice President Lyndon Johnsons rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered.
Based on the book Four Days In November, by Vincent Bugliosi, PARKLAND is produced by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman along with Exclusive Medias Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson, and Bill Paxton.
The ensemble cast includes: Zac Efron (THE PAPERBOY, AT ANY PRICE), Academy Award® nominee Jackie Earle Haley (LINCOLN, WATCHMEN), Colin Hanks (THE GUILT TRIP, W), Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden (MYSTIC RIVER, POLLOCK), Academy Award® winner Billy Bob Thornton (THE MAN WHO WASNT THERE, ARMAGEDDON), Academy Award® nominee Jacki Weaver (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Academy Award® nominee Paul Giamatti (SIDEWAYS, THE IDES OF MARCH).
The World Premiere of PARKLAND will take place at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday, 1st September.